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Animal Crossing: Jump Out Details Include Added Shops and Mayor Opportunities

by Josh Max - August 22, 2012, 12:38 pm PDT
Total comments: 21 Source: http://nintendoeverything.com/95761/animal-crossin..., (NintendoEverything)

We're jumping for joy over these updates! 

Animal Crossing: Jump Out will feature the ability to become mayor and customize roofs, doors, fences and posts according to the latest issue of Famitsu.

The Able sisters will be returning to Animal Crossing with their clothing store. The museum will also be returning but with more fish and fossils to discover as well as an exhibition room and a museum shop. There will also be new stores such as a thrift store run by Lisa the alpaca, a shoe store, a store that sells miscellaneous items, and a gardening store that appears to be run by a sloth. The gardening store will sell seeds and flowers. As was previously confirmed, a shopping mall will be included in the game as well.

Tom Nook is coming back with Raccoon Housing. He will provide a tent when the game begins and players will need to upgrade their homes from there. As the houses are upgraded players will be able to decorate their homes with furniture. Some of these sets will be new furniture sets including a mermaid set. As players upgrade their houses they can decide on which parts to upgrade which in turn change the house's appearance.

Animal Crossing: Jump Out will be released November 2012 in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS.

Talkback

geoAugust 22, 2012

My favorite new feature of animal crossing is that it'll likely be downloadable to my system so it doesnt take up valuable real estate in my 3ds card slot.

Mop it upAugust 22, 2012

Animal Crossing: Shopping Simulator

TruenoGTAugust 22, 2012

I played the Gamecube and DS games quite a bit for long stretches, but got burnt out on it. It seems like there's this huge potential to make a massively multiplayer Animal Crossing or least a bigger single player world, but they seem content with small, incremental upgrades rather than revolutionizing it. Based on the evolution from the Japanese N64 original to the Wii game, they've played it pretty damn safe with the series and this looks to continue the trend.

Museum Shop!!! YES!!!

AVAugust 23, 2012

Quote from: TruenoGT

I played the Gamecube and DS games quite a bit for long stretches, but got burnt out on it. It seems like there's this huge potential to make a massively multiplayer Animal Crossing or least a bigger single player world, but they seem content with small, incremental upgrades rather than revolutionizing it. Based on the evolution from the Japanese N64 original to the Wii game, they've played it pretty damn safe with the series and this looks to continue the trend.

I agree with you, but regarding this specific game it seems more like the massive leap in gameplay that the series needs. Lets not judge this game until it releases, I am very optimistic

People who think Animal Crossing should be an MMO don't understand the appeal of the series. I'm not saying they can't do more than the incremental updates they've been doing, and I'd argue that this game is a lot bigger of a step than any previous sequel, but going MMO is just a bad idea that would wreck the series.

Mop it upAugust 23, 2012

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People who think Animal Crossing should be an MMO don't understand the appeal of the series.

Seriously. I'm so glad that random people can't just walk into my town at will and do as they please. The only people I want to play with are my friends.

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Quote from: NWR_insanolord

People who think Animal Crossing should be an MMO don't understand the appeal of the series.

Seriously. I'm so glad that random people can't just walk into my town at will and do as they please. The only people I want to play with are my friends.

Agreed. Animal Crossing is not a chatroom. It is not a group-questing game. It's a very single-player sort of game... and I think its ideas and themes originated in ways very much foreign to what would support MMO-style gameplay.

Chozo GhostAugust 23, 2012

Quote from: NWR_insanolord

People who think Animal Crossing should be an MMO don't understand the appeal of the series. I'm not saying they can't do more than the incremental updates they've been doing, and I'd argue that this game is a lot bigger of a step than any previous sequel, but going MMO is just a bad idea that would wreck the series.

Did Super Mario 64 wreck the Mario series? Or what about Metroid Trilogy and its transition to first person? Did either of these transitions wreck their respective series? What about when the COD franchise moved from WW2 into Modern Warfare? Change can be a bad thing, but it can also be a good thing if its handled right.

Hey Karion, what does the T-T mean? Is that some kind of emoticon? Tears streaming out of eyes? I've seen you do it a number of times but I don't get the meaning.

Yeah, it's supposed to be a "tears streaming down eyes" face, but someone pointed out to me that T_T also is an "eyebrows above eyes" face, which is why I've been trying to transition to the T-T variant.

TJ SpykeAugust 23, 2012

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Quote from: NWR_insanolord

People who think Animal Crossing should be an MMO don't understand the appeal of the series. I'm not saying they can't do more than the incremental updates they've been doing, and I'd argue that this game is a lot bigger of a step than any previous sequel, but going MMO is just a bad idea that would wreck the series.

Did Super Mario 64 wreck the Mario series? Or what about Metroid Trilogy and its transition to first person? Did either of these transitions wreck their respective series? What about when the COD franchise moved from WW2 into Modern Warfare? Change can be a bad thing, but it can also be a good thing if its handled right.

Hey Karion, what does the T-T mean? Is that some kind of emoticon? Tears streaming out of eyes? I've seen you do it a number of times but I don't get the meaning.

Chozo, no one ever said change was a bad thing or that AC can't be changed. They are just saying, and I agree, that making it a MMO would be a bad thing and pretty much destroy the appeal of the series and what it is about. The examples you cited kept the series to their core essentials and just evolved them (COD the least extreme as all it did was change the environment, the actual gameplay stayed the same).

It'd be cool if you could request to enter a friends town if you're both online at the same time.
Imagine a "ding-dong" sound and on the touch screen you can accept or ignore.
This HAS to happen. (Never gonna happen)

Roll on the Wii U version!

Chozo GhostAugust 23, 2012

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Yeah, it's supposed to be a "tears streaming down eyes" face, but someone pointed out to me that T_T also is an "eyebrows above eyes" face, which is why I've been trying to transition to the T-T variant.

What if you do it like this T~T where it makes the lips quivering a bit? Does that work?

ejamerAugust 23, 2012

I like the way housing upgrades are described. It would be cool if each players could customize their house layout instead of all having the same basic structure and just decorating differently. Even if it just means deciding where rooms are added or what order the expansions arrive in, that would be something.

Being mayor also sounds cool, assuming you have some control over how the town develops. How sweet would it be to, for example, finally get the power to evict residents or approve building permits?

Otherwise this sounds like more of the same though. Some people are content that way, but I'm not sure whether I'll grab this or not. Having played out the DS/Wii versions and dabbled with the GameCube release, going through that same old grind again doesn't really sound very appealing.  Maybe if relationships and character interactions were more meaningful..?


That said, this is still the first full retail game I'm likely to download direct to my 3DS. Nothing else has the same appeal for short and convenient "pick up and play" sessions as Animal Crossing.

ShyGuyAugust 23, 2012

I think two things that would make AC feel fresh are changes in the camera angle and changes in the art style.

Let it be known: JP brought the MMO conversation into this thread. His comment was unprovoked.

But anyway, I echo JC's point. I'm not into MMOs, so I don't care for AC to be an MMO. I do care, however, about having it be easy to interact with my friends and their towns online. If Nintendo screws that up with the 3DS and the eventual Wii U version, then I can safely say I will never touch this series again.

Ian SaneAugust 23, 2012

I don't want AC to become an MMO.  What I do want is a proper sequel.  Adding a few little things every time isn't enough.  I figured the incremental upgrade from the N64 game to the Gamecube one was mostly because North America didn't get the N64 game so an enhanced port made sense to get the game to that market.  Nintendo seems to regard that as the formula for the series.

They could be really ambitious with a proper sequel.  The game uses a fixed camera angle.  You're telling me they couldn't make this full 3D?  There are all sorts of extra ways they could make your character interact with the world.  It's essentially a life simulator and that means that each sequel can add TONS of stuff.  You can hypothetically add ANYTHING to this game.  Each sequel should be a major upgrade and push the individual hardware as far as it can.  The original concept is very ambitious, yet ironically the series is insufferably conservative.

ejamerAugust 23, 2012

Regarding Animal Crossing as an MMO...

I don't really understand the appeal. What do people expect to do together? There isn't very much collaboration in the existing formula, and potential griefing from strangers is very unappealing. I also strongly dislike the idea that online access would be required to visit my town, making the 3DS game much less portable.

I could see an MMO-like online mode where you visit a large neutral area (think the city in City Folk) and can interact with other people. It could offer a great marketplace, some social aspects, and maybe introduce some collaborative activities... but it would either have to be a separate piece from the main game or maybe a stand-alone alternative.


That's just one opinion though.

Quote from: NWR_Neal

Let it be known: JP brought the MMO conversation into this thread. His comment was unprovoked.

I did not; TruenoGT a few posts above me made comments about "huge potential" for the series to become an MMO, and I was responding to that. And I agree that the multiplayer needs to be streamlined, at least to the level JC talked about. I'm not against shaking up the series a bit, I just think that's a bad road to go down, and it's something I see suggested a lot.

NemoAugust 26, 2012

Until they bring back the NES games, no Animal Crossing will be as good as the original (US) GameCube one.

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Until they bring back the NES games, no Animal Crossing will be as good as the original (US) GameCube one.

THIS!

We all know the reason why they don't (VC) but they should at least do something like a timed demo like in Smash Bros Brawl, that'd be a cool way of playing old games without infringing on the VC cash they'd get. It may even encourage sales of both AC and the VC!

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